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Jefferson Cowie speaks with Aziz Rana about whether the language of freedom can be taken back from its "sordid history" in the U.S. context.

Aziz Rana, Jefferson Cowie

While the U.S.–Israel alliance has become isolated, new ones are emerging.

Helena Cobban

After decades of deference to the market, states are exerting greater control over capital. In the face of climate change, it may be too little, too late.

Jonathan S. Blake

Decades after apartheid South Africa, student activists face a new obstacle: the financialization of university endowments.

Kian Braulik

Contrary to those who cast Marxism as a Eurocentric “white ideology,” the Guyanese revolutionary saw it as an essential component of struggles against colonialism.

Shozab Raza, Noaman Ali

Why did the blue city agree to host the Republican National Convention—and to suspend a hard-won police reform for its duration?

Rachel Ida Buff

Forty years ago, the exiled South African activist dared to teach Zionism critically. A furious backlash ensued.

Abena Ampofoa Asare

Becca Rothfeld speaks with Samuel Moyn about his book Liberalism Against Itself and why liberalism is in crisis.

Samuel Moyn, Becca Rothfeld

Biden’s industrial policy program promises a massive shift from decades of neoliberal orthodoxy. Can it deliver inclusive gains in time?

K. Sabeel Rahman

How Zionism’s dreams of liberation became entangled with colonialism.

Barnett R. Rubin

Private universities should respond to the charge of hypocrisy with a maximalist approach to free speech.

Ethan Bueno de Mesquita

Israel's attacks on health care workers and facilities in Gaza are unprecedented.

Joelle M. Abi-Rached

Fifty years ago, religion met Marxism in the liberation theology movement. Its message still serves.

Travis Knoll

A tragedy in Birmingham and the making of a radical.

Ed Pavlić

Not only does censorship allow the slaughter of Palestinians to continue; it also serves as the mirror and justification for state violence.

Judith Butler

Freedom needs builders, not theorists.

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò

Liberalism failed to deliver on the promise of freedom from fear.

Lea Ypi

We shouldn't rehabilitate the rhetoric of liberty.

Jefferson Cowie

How do we actually build the institutions Rana wants?

Adom Getachew

We can live free in the everyday.

Elisabeth R. Anker

Work isn't the only battleground.

Julie Rose

Freedom means being in control of what others can do to you.

William Clare Roberts

It's the only path to solidarity.

Philippe Van Parijs

Possessive families are a form of bondage.

Nancy Hirschmann & Tamara Metz

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Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson lead a forum on the transformation of the Democratic Party.

Plus essays on Zionism and geopolitics after October 7; poetry by Fady Joudah; and more.

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Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson lead a forum on the transformation of the Democratic Party—with responses from Ro Khanna, Lily Geismer, Dorian Warren, Heather Gautney, and others. 

Plus essays on Zionism and colonialism, Walter Rodney’s legacy, and geopolitics after October 7; poetry by Fady Joudah; and more.

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